Combat Airlifter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Robert W. Smith

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  • By Senior Airman Kristine M. Gruwell
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Name and Rank: Tech. Sgt. Robert W. Smith

Unit: 189th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Duty title: Air transportation craftsman

Hometown: North Little Rock, Arkansas

Time in service: 15 years

Time at Little Rock: 13 years

Goals: Obtain the rank of master sergeant and serve as a first sergeant

Hobbies: Cycling, running, water sports, camping, and being with his family

Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self

Why was the individual selected and how do they display the core value?

Smith is all about taking care of Airmen and leading them in the right direction for success. He believes in mentoring younger Airmen on how to rig and recover airdrop and shows them the proper way to carry out our day-to-day mission. He is the first to volunteer for any given thing that comes up. He has stepped up to fill the role on drill weekend as our alternate first sergeant and performs his duties on a top notch level. Smith makes himself available to anyone needing questions answered and either answers them himself or gets the answer through someone else.